Be part of the pick – join the Great British Spring Clean in North Lincolnshire

15:50, Friday, 7th February 2020

Litter heroes in North Lincolnshire are being called on to take part in this year’s Great British Spring Clean between 20 March and 13 April 2020.

The biggest ever litter campaign gives people the opportunity to get involved in cleaning up their community and country to really make a difference.

North Lincolnshire Council has backed the campaign for many years to encourage people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up rubbish that lives around communities.

Local people, community groups, charities, sports clubs, businesses and town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire are being called on to join in the big clean up. Join the growing army of ‘litter heroes’ who have had enough of other people’s litter and want to take action against it.

Last year’s Great British Spring Clean in North Lincolnshire saw around 400 volunteers from 40 groups collect over 1,000 large bin bags full of rubbish.

The mass clean-up is about people demonstrating that they love where they live – whether that’s by pledging to pick while walking the dog or taking the kids to school, hosting a clean-up or joining a group clean-up.

It also encourages people across the country to get together to clear up the litter that blights towns, villages, countryside and beaches – protecting wildlife and ultimately, stopping the tide of plastic that is doing so much damage to oceans and marine life.

Join the ever growing band of people who have had enough of other people’s litter, are willing to donate their time to help clear it up and want to see an end to littering.

If every adult picked up just one piece of litter and put it in a bin, that would be more than 50 million pieces of rubbish disposed of.

If you would like to get involved in the big clean up, get in touch with the council on 01724 297000 or email neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk. The council can offer support including providing litter picking equipment and removing the rubbish you collect.

In addition to making the council aware, register your involvement online. This will ensure that all clean-ups in North Lincolnshire are recognised and your clean-up is shown on the map along with others taking place up and down the country. You will also be able to download the guide, get advice and tips.

Share your litter picks using the hashtag #GBSpringClean.

The Great British Spring Clean is led by Keep Britain Tidy.